I’m sure you all will make your own jokes on this.
According to this, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (who every time I see here I think she’s wilting before our very eyes) was accepting Allegheny College’s Prize for Civility in Politics. During her acceptance speech, she noted her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. I’ll admit, that was kind of nice.
But then her remarks went a bit pear-shaped. In talking about other people of goodwill in politics and those who she believes could bring harmony to the current contentious political climate, she mentioned the work of several women in the Senate. And she then mentions Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham by name.
Um… Ruth? Lindsey Graham’s a dude. Unless there’s something he hasn’t been telling us for the last centuries since he’s been in public office (and trust me, I’m making the same jokes you all probably are).
(Gender gaffes aside, why am I not surprised that the people RBG pointed to as people of goodwill who could work together to promote unity in politics are either Democrats who bully others to get their way, or Republicans who gladly roll over and play dead for such Democrats?)
Then again – looking at Lindsey – it’s a mistake anyone could make –
Yep. It’s an easy mistake to make. Even ancient Supreme Court justices who needed to retire when Napoleon was making his way across Europe make them.